"I think it's from all those military oriented shows on TV. The F-117 is not a jet, it's a weapons platform from which to launch various ordinance. A Humvee is a weapons platform to launch grenades or fire machine guns. But, a gun is not a weapons platform, it is the weapon."
Hhmmm....Good post. I also think it's a key-board commando, mall ninja, water-jug ballistician thing. Plus, to lots of folks...it sounds so cool, techno-jargon is becoming colloquial."--Patrice